Abstract Expressionism

Devin Nolan

What is it?

Abstract expressionism is a form of art that uses abstraction to portray strong and intense emotion. The process of creation is typically more important than the end result to the artists that practice this form of art.


Abstract expressionism developed from many different inspirations. Many young artist's began making art pertaining to this in late 1930s and originated in New York. Many people say the movement spawned from the post-war and post-great depression traumatic atmosphere in the U.S.

Examples of Abstract Expressionism

It is important to note that abstract expressionism hasn't been defined to one medium. It extends to sculpture and even photography as you will see below.

The sunset reflection: Ahmad Hailan

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